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Outdoor Flash - When To Use It (Or Not)

 
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Apr 28, 2012 23:07 |  #46

Here's another example from a shoot I did today. The unflashed shot was just an accident - I failed to wait until my flash unit recycled. For these I used a Lumiquest Softbox (external link) on my flash unit. I like the softbox because it softens shadows and makes catchlights bigger (at the expense of considerable range and recycle time).

It was an overcast day, I was shooting at 1/200 f/5.6 ISO 100 with -1 FEC. The results should require no further explanation.

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Apr 28, 2012 23:46 |  #47

Great info thanks for adding the recent photo illustration.


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May 06, 2012 13:11 |  #48

[QUOTE=Curtis N;14346109]Here's another example from a shoot I did today. The unflashed shot was just an accident - I failed to wait until my flash unit recycled. For these I used a Lumiquest Softbox (external link) on my flash unit. I like the softbox because it softens shadows and makes catchlights bigger (at the expense of considerable range and recycle time).

It was an overcast day, I was shooting at 1/200 f/5.6 ISO 100 with -1 FEC. The results should require no further explanation.

very good images. Did you meter for the background and do manual or did you use P with ettl.




  
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May 06, 2012 13:16 |  #49

Manual mode.


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May 07, 2012 05:53 |  #50

Curtis, thank you. You are the man.




  
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May 25, 2012 03:58 |  #51

Great Info


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Jun 12, 2012 19:36 |  #52

verymagicalguy wrote in post #8623658 (external link)
Never thought about doing this, good tip. I'm sure it does look insane though haha.

i was raised to put the right side of the camera down from about 1976...

the flash on the right side in vertical orientation (bottom of camera to the left) just seems natural to me...


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Sep 17, 2012 17:33 as a reply to  @ Ltdave's post |  #53

Curtis,

Thank you this is extremely helpful as I'm chartering into unknown territory:D




  
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Jan 12, 2013 15:44 |  #54

Sorry to bump a massively old thread but all the post in here helped me out so much today. I went along to a local game shoot & for the first time used my 430ex ii on my 5D and got so brilliant results. So thanks for all the tips!


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